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states capital, for those of you in washington, d.c., where in exactly one week president obama's formal inauguration ceremony will take place. they rehearsed it over the weekend, complete withstand-ins for the president and chief justice john roberts. monday's swearing-in ceremony is just part of the pageantry. there's parades, concerts and, of course, huge crowds. cnn's brian todd join us live from the national mall with an update on all the preparations. exciting time, brian. >> reporter: well, joe, it's all coming together here, less than a week out. saw the shot you mentioned. that's the west front of the capital where the president's rise to the podium is being assembled. hundreds of seats up there for vips. speakers are set up along the reflecting pool. jumbotrons will come up soon. possibly the most crucial part of the whole setup, thousand, of po port-o-johns. you can't stage an event like this without those. this event may not be the same scale as four years ago but has every bit the symbolism and the importance. this year, it will be scaled down. if you call about 900,000 peop
through a lot of these issues. and that is the complicated relationship between the united states and russia, and specifically the relationship between president obama and now the re-elected president vladimir putin. four years after pledging a reset to relations with the russian president at the time, medvedev, obama's instead dealing with a newly reelected putin, who's shown no inclination to cooperate with the united states agenda. in fact, russia dpgone out of i way to block renewed trade negotiations with north korea. after the last meeting between the two men, president obama tried to focus on the few areas of agreement, like arms control. >> we agreed that we need to build on these successes. even as we recognize that there are going to be areas of disagreement and that we can find constructive ways to manage through any bilateral tensions. >> i want to focus on this, because i think this foreign policy challenge is the biggest one nobody talks about when it comes to the united states. it's russia. the president's ability to manage these tensions and president putin's willi
look at it, it's what makes america unique. it is what makes the united states the icon of the world and the way we exercise our democracy, and that's what the inaugural really is. it's a peaceful transition of power this time from obama to obama, but what it shows is that it's the president taking the oath of office to lead an entire nation, to heal some of the divisions of the election, to bring the country together and lead into a second term. from the ceremonial aspect, the pomp and circumstance is much, much different than four years ago when you had hope, change, 1.8 million people on the mall. the first african-american president ever elected. >> the crowd very different. >> the biggest crowd ever in washington ever on the mall including mlk's speech i have a dream. this is a moment we're watching, but that was a transitional moment in american history. >> tell us about as someone who watches these inaugurations, takes a look at history overall, what will you be watching for tomorrow in both the ceremony and the address that the president is going to give? >> well, jenna, i'll
, of how not talking, how republicans, we're talking about john boehner who went to a state dinner meeting. because john boehner didn't have a relationship with barack obama. when barack obama got on "meet the press" sunday morning and said yeah, we'll make adjustments to how we pay out social security. and then harry reid in the afternoon said no, we're not going to, if john boehner had a relationship like tip o'neill had a relationship with ronald reagan, they'd pick up the phone and say listen, here's the deal. i'll bring you the votes you need, but listen, you're going to have to tell harry reid to back off. okay, mr. president? we're not going to show you up. you said it this morning on "meet the press." we need that. give me that, and we'll get a vote on the floor and we'll pass this thing. but instead, there was no relationship. so they talked past each other. it was shortsighted and ended up costing taxpayers a lot of money over the next 10, 20 years. >> mika, those were forced meetings just behind the very top of the leadership ladder. what we're talking about is bringing together
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